5 Career Advice from the Experts

The advice that I will share today is from the book “30 Lessons for Living“. The book is written by Karl Pillemer

What’s the book about:

Author has reached out to hundreds of elder Americans – who have lived their life and are at the last stage of their life.

Author¬†Refers to them as “Experts” since these are people who have lived their life and have faced all sort of Good & Bad Experience.

Based on the inputs from these Experts and their life, following are the Five Career Advice, the Oldest Americans have shared to have a better – fulfilling career.

1) Choose a Career for the intrinsic rewards, not the financial ones

The biggest career mistake people make is selecting a profession based only on potential earnings. A sense of purpose and passion for one’s work beats a bigger paycheck any day

2) Don’t give up on looking for a job that makes you happy

According to experts, persistence is the key to finding a job you live. Don’t give up early.

3) Make the most of a bad job

If you find yourself in a less-than-ideal work situation, don’t waste the experience; many experts learned invaluable lessons from bad jobs

4) Emotional Intelligence trumps every other kind

Develop your interpersonal skills if you want to succeed in workplace. Even people in the most technical professions have their careers torpedoed if they lack emotional intelligence

5) Everyone Needs Autonomy

Career satisfaction is often dependent on how much autonomy you have on the job. Look for the freedom to make decisions and move in a direction that interest you, without too much control from the top.

Summary:

When you wake up in the morning, you should be looking forward to your Job (not exactly every day ūüôā but in general)

If not, you might want to check if you are following the above 5 advice and take actions.

10 Awesome Book I’ve Read in the last 12 Months

I am a bookworm and at anytime, I’ll have 1-2 books in my library to be read! Here are¬†10 Great books I read in the past 12 months

1) 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris

2) 80/20 Sales Marketing by Richard Koch

3) Choose Yourself by James Altucher

4) Show Your Work by Austin Kleon

5) Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

6) 80/20 Sales & Marketing by Perry Marshall

7) So Good That They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

8) Start with Why by Simon Sinek

9) Permission Marketing by Seth Godin

10) The $100 Startup

Which Awesome Books Have You read in the last 12 months?

 

Elon Musk: How I Became The Real ‘Iron Man’

I am literally out of words! This man is changing the course of our history!

He is actually bringing the Green Revolution! Two of his companies – Tesla (Automobile) & Solarcity (Electricity) are changing the course of the world!

While Spacex Рhis third company Рis his ultimate adventure. He wants to create a vehicle by which any human can go to Mars for a trip! It is currently the only Successful Privately independent company in the space industry!

#fucking hats off to this man!

P.S. He was the founder of Paypal!

3 Hacks By Nevine that will Improve Your Next Sales Email/ Pitch

So over the course of learning new things, I read a book by Neville Medhora and he shared few hacks that I think will definitely improve my writing by at least 1 per.

So what were the hacks he shared?

First Hack
He said, No body is interested in listening about you, they are interested in listening about themselves.

So, Whenever you write keep this in mind!

Nobody Cares about You! They Only Care about Themselves!

Next time, you draft an email, write about them and not you.

Second Hack, he shared was to use a framework while writing an email/ sales pitch. Now this is powerful but only if it gets implemented right.

The framework is,

A.I.D.A

A- Grab the attention
I – Create an interest
D- Create a Desire
A – Ask him to take action

and Boom!!!

So, he insists on using this framework to create a compelling sales email/copy.

And the third Hack!

Actually I was looking for this tip, its about writing a great subject line!
So, here’s the framework –
[end result customer wants] + [specific time period] + [address the objection]

Think about your next email and create a subject line using this framework! And I am Darn Sure that you will come up with something interesting!

So, that’s the end!
I hope it helped!

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Life Quote for Internet Addicts

Life also exists outside the internet, not all the answers are available on Internet but some are within you. So don’t always look upon the internet to search for an answer but find them within you

– From an Internet addict who stumbled upon the bitter truth

Quick Test to Know Yourself , Are you a right Brainer or a Left Brainer?

I had this post in ma mind since long, but owing to ma hectic work schedule i was unable to write.

Why this post?

Well, i would love to share what i have learned with you people (my lovely community) and also help you wherever i can. So this post is again an effort to help you understand yourself better. This post will give you a better insight into your strengths

What is left brain and right brain?

Technical there is nothing like that (and that’s what my manager also said when i told him about this #lol) , there is only one single brain (yeah one single brain) but scientist divided our brains into two parts to make their stupid studies simple (which they always do ūüė¶ ), so they called the left part of our brain as left hemisphere (which we will call it as left brain) and right part our brain as right hemisphere (which we will call it as right brain)

#Fact – Both the part of our brain works together, but there is always one side of our brain dominating over another which defines our characterisitic and how we live in our day to day life

Through the test mentioned below i will tell your strengths-

SEE the picture below and observe if you find it rotating Clockwise or Anti Clockwise?

Right Brain Left Brain Test

If you saw the image rotating Clock Wise – then you are a right brainer and if you saw the image rotating Anti Clock wise you are a left brainer

Characteristic of Right Brainer:-

  • Imaginative
  • Fantasy Oriented
  • Having deep interest in Arts
  • Great Story Teller
  • Writer, Poet, Designer, Artist
  • Innovative

Characteristic of Left Brainer

  • Strong in Logic’s
  • Analytic
  • Good Command over languages
  • Organized
  • Generally Engineer, Lawyer

Right brainers are the ones who are innovative with out of the box thinking.  They posses this innate ability of taking risk and are often known for breaking rules or going against the rules, they hate facts and loves to remain in their imaginative world.  They are big picture oriented and uses feelings to express themselves

Left brainers are the ones are good at maths and logic, they get easily engrossed in analysis and statistics (they love numbers). They are organized and follows rules strictly. Loves detail oriented work, practical in nature and tends to play safe

So, Are you a Right Brainer or Left Brainer? Comment below to start the discussion

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